The notes are a collage of recycled documents which the artist gathers in Addis Ababa. These reused texts are a combination of old invoices, newspapers reports, and ancient Amharic records discarded by government offices. In examining these texts, the viewer observes fragments of the complex socio-political histories in Ethiopia.
Dawit Abebe’s work has been acquired by the Barjeel Art Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Frank Cohen Collection, the Carole Server and Oliver Frankel Collection, and the Saatchi Gallery Collection.
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